Breakfast Cowboy Casserole Will Take Morning Football Tailgates to the Next Level: Recipe

by Jonathan Howard

With weekends full of football once again, tailgates are back as well. So, that means you gotta up your game a bit. Last year’s meatballs were great, but we’re going to up the ante a bit and go with something easy, cheesy, and that is sure to fill bellies. Breakfast Cowboy Casserole is going to be the next big thing at the tailgate, trust me.

So, to get started grab a 9×13 pan and get that thing greased. Don’t want all that hard work to stick to the pan. As far as ingredients, it doesn’t get too crazy.

You just need:

  • 16 slices of bread
  • 2 cups or 16 ounces of preferred shredded cheese
  • 1 pound of preferred breakfast meat such as ham, bacon, or sausage.
  • 8 ounces of sour cream or yogurt
  • 6 large eggs
  • teaspoon of ground mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Putting Breakfast Cowboy Casserole Together

So, let’s get this thing together and cooked. Really simple. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, start lining your pan with eight slices of bread. Take half of your cheese and cover the bread with it. Next, top the cheese with your meat of choice. Ham, sausage, and bacon all work great.

In a separate bowl, mix your eggs, sour cream/yogurt, ground mustard, as well as salt and pepper. Mix this until combined and then pour over the meat and cheese. Here, you want to top the dish with the rest of the cheese and add the top layer of bread on top of that. Finally, butter the top of the bread.

You can now bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes or store in the fridge for the morning. It is so easy to make the night before you need it! When you pull the final product from the oven what you should have is a nice toasty top layer with a cheesy, hearty filling of eggs and meat.

Casseroles are easy to transport and can feed a lot of folks in a pinch. Taking it to the next tailgate is a no-brainer. Those early mornings can be a bit chilly later in the season and this is a great dish to get the day started.

Check out the original recipe here.

Customize and Have Fun

Another great thing about casseroles, they are so customizable! If you didn’t like the way the bacon turned out, try sausage or ham. Even a burger would work. Also, adding bell peppers, potatoes, onions, or other ingredients is completely encouraged. You can even have fun with the type of bread you use. Maybe Hawaiian sweet rolls would work great? Get out and try it!

Cooking is all about being together and enjoying food, tailgates are the best place to do that. So, give this Breakfast Cowboy Casserole a shot this weekend!